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Discovery appoints US Hispanic GM

Allan-Navarrete_0746Discovery has appointed Allan Navarrete as general manager of its US Hispanic service.

He is being upped from executive VP and general manager of Discovery’s Mexican operation, a role he will retain, and will be based in Mexico City and report to Enrique Martínez, president and managing director of Discovery Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada.

“Allan is a strong, strategic and collaborative leader and has played a critical role in our success in the Mexican region in addition to managing the Colombian and Central American markets and leading their growth,” Martínez said.

DISC_Angela_Recio-Sondon_2015_-32On the programming side of the US Hispanic business, Angela Recio Sondon has been promoted to vice president of content. Based in Miami.

She will report to overall head of content, Carolina Lightcap, who said: “Angela’s leadership skills, creativity and strong relationships in the industry will further our success as we continue to fortify our presence in the U.S. Hispanic market and invest in new content.”